Graham John Emmerson writes: "Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club hosted a schoolboys' 15 a side competition and we were invited (as one of the top national sides) to participate in the 78/79 season. There were the main UK schoolboy teams as well as a Japanese and a French team participating. We were generally small, light and fast, so got through the pool play on day one which was pretty dry for much of it, beating one of the finalists to get there. On day two - the knockout phase - after a night of heavy rain the pitches were quagmires and we got beaten by a heavier Welsh team who kept it close and muscled us out of it and who ended up as the other finalists. The final was a draw after extra time so we felt pretty hard done by!"